157. Sicilian Meatballs p.222

157. Sicilian Meatballs p.222

I can’t find a recipe for these meatballs online, but I can’t stand to think that the internet will go without it for another day.
3/4 cup fine fresh bread crumbs from Italian bread (crusts discarded)
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (2 3/4 oz) whole almonds with skin, toasted
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 pound ground beef chuck
1/2 [...]

11 April 2008 | Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings, The Book | 3 Comments
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143. Fried Oysters Rémoulade p.329

143. Fried Oysters Rémoulade p.329

The instructions for the oyster’s don’t appear online, but the rémoualde is the same one used in this recipe.
I tried a fried oyster for the first time about six months ago at a very posh restaurant. It was brought out as an unexpected treat between courses, and served with a fiery salsa. It had a [...]

28 January 2008 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | 3 Comments
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132. Blueberry Muffins p.641

132. Blueberry Muffins p.641

The recipe
My dining companion has been doing a lot of driving for work over the past few months, and I’ve been looking for little treats that travel well to send along with her. These muffins looked like they’d fit the bill, and I was pleased to discover that they’re not just portable, they’re tasty. They’ve [...]

16 December 2007 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 3 Comments
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128. Streusel-Sour Cream Coffee Cakes p.645

128. Streusel-Sour Cream Coffee Cakes p.645

Unfortunately there’s no recipe online.
The Book has a deep and abiding affection for streusel-toppings. I suspect that if the cooks at the Gourmet test kitchen leave their batter alone for too long, they’ll find that Ruth Reichl has snuck in and covered it in streusel. I don’t particularly have anything against streusel toppings, they add [...]

5 December 2007 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 8 Comments
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123. Sweet Pastry Dough p.791

123. Sweet Pastry Dough p.791

The recipe
I should state at the outset that I’m a pastry neophyte. Before I started The Project, I think I’d made two pies in my life. Sure, I baked stuff in pie shells, but I always picked up the Tenderflake pre-made ones, and figured it was good enough. I don’t really have a knack for [...]

27 November 2007 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 2 Comments
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118. Frisée Salad with Lardons and Poached Eggs p.139

118. Frisée Salad with Lardons and Poached Eggs p.139

The recipe on Epicurious helpfully notes that frisée is curly French endive, The Book does not. I really don’t know much about salad greens and this one stumped me. I thought it was the curly lettuce I picked up, but I was wrong. My dining companion is a salad impresario, she has an eye for [...]

12 November 2007 | Salads, The Book | 8 Comments
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92. Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Cups p.634

92. Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Cups p.634

The recipe
The eggs are really pretty, taste great, and come in manageable individual sized portions. It’s not really practical to do fried eggs for a crowd, you end up spending all your time at the stove, and the toast gets cold. The solution is often scrambled, or poached eggs. Scrambled are nice, but a bit [...]

15 September 2007 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 5 Comments
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61. Shrimp Dumplings With Dipping Sauce p.59

61. Shrimp Dumplings With Dipping Sauce p.59

No recipe is available online.
These were fairly good, and easy to prepare. Here, a filling of chopped shrimp, water chestnuts, scallions, ginger, and egg are mounded onto wonton wrappers. The wrappers are folded over and sealed with water, then they’re browned in a skillet with a bit of oil. Water is then added and they’re [...]

26 July 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | Comments Off
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60. Prosciutto- and Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms p.27

60. Prosciutto- and Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms p.27

No recipe, too bad.
These were an excellent appetizer. I brought them to a dinner party and they disappeared just like that. They’re mushroom caps stuffed with the cooked down mushroom stems, garlic, onion, bread crumbs, prosciutto, Parmesan, a useless dash of parsley, and an egg to hold it together. After the caps are filled [...]

25 July 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 2 Comments
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58. Pasta Dough p.209

58. Pasta Dough p.209

Sorry, no recipe.
This is a standalone recipe, but its result is an inedible dough. There’s really not much to it, mix together flour eggs salt and a bit of water in a food processor, then add water by drops until a dough just forms. Kneed for 15 seconds, and leave it alone covered for a [...]

23 July 2007 | Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings, The Book | 3 Comments
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